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Best of 2019/Award Winners & Nominees


Friday, January 17 and Sunday, January 19

Crossroads continues the Best of 2019 feature with award winners and nominees in the Maple Blues, the Canadian Folk Music, Grammy, and the just announced Blues Music Awards and Blues Hall of Fame inductees.
We’ll hear Hall of Fame inductees B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Syl Johnson, Earl Hooker, Bettye LaVette, Billy Branch, and Eddie Boyd – and nominees who are up for multiple awards, including Sugaray Rayford, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, the Cash Box Kings, Delbert McClinton, and Jimmie Vaughan (who is also featured in performance in a special in hour two of the show).


Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.